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Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks tonight (Original Post) Mousetoescamper Apr 7 OP
Great catch, my dear Mousetoescamper! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 7 #1
Thanks! Mousetoescamper Apr 8 #5
Nice. byronius Apr 8 #2
Thanks! Mousetoescamper Apr 8 #6
Beautiful! Marcuse Apr 8 #3
Thanks! Mousetoescamper Apr 8 #7
Thanks Easterncedar Apr 8 #4
You're welcome! Mousetoescamper Apr 8 #8


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1. Great catch, my dear Mousetoescamper!
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 11:54 PM
Apr 7

I see, in the second photo, the comet and also Orion's Belt!

Beautifully caught.

And now, off to the Greatest Page!


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5. Thanks!
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 09:06 AM
Apr 8

Orion's Belt is out of the frame in the shots above, but the constellation's in this shot which was taken one minute later. The comet appears as three dots due to a longer exposure. The photos above are at 1/10 second; this one is a 1.3 second exposure. The familiar constellation Taurus is also in the shot. The bull's "horns" are the "V" shape above and to the right of the comet.

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